The makers of Corona beer aren’t laughing at the fact that its top brand shares a name with the coronavirus, otherwise known at COVID-19. And they’re really not happy that their hard seltzer, bearing the Corona name, is set to be launched at a time when a frightfully high number of people say they won’t buy Corona.
We’re sorry to report that CNN Business has found “38% of Americans wouldn’t buy Corona beer under any circumstances because of the coronavirus.”
Let us be clear: Corona Beer has NOTHING to do with the coronavirus.
38% of Americans wouldn't buy Corona beer "under any circumstances" because of the coronavirus, according to a recent survey.
Just to be abundantly clear: There is no link between the virus and the beer. https://t.co/D8fL89Oe0E
— CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2020
Bloomberg reports that there’s been an increase in the number of online searches for “‘corona beer virus’ and ‘beer coronavirus’ show the Mexican beer hasn’t been able to escape the association. The so-called purchase intent among adults in the U.S. has plunged to the lowest in two years, according to data from YouGov Plc.”
As you may expect there were some suggestions by people online for how to proceed following disclosure of this information.
Let’s head them off at the pass. Never should there ever be a “Guinnessvirus.”
I'm just hoping there's never a Guinnessvirus.
— Matthew Dayton (@oidoglr) February 28, 2020
No, no, no! We shouldn’t laugh at this meme that crosses coronavirus with Lyme disease. That would be wrong.
Wait till they hear about Lyme disease pic.twitter.com/RoJ9GsrH4F
— 45 is a Cult (@JaimeMorrill) February 28, 2020
We agree: that 38 % of people should not be trusted to choose the next president.
38% of Americans shouldn't pick the next President
— JCStew (@JCStew1313) February 28, 2020
That’ll about cover it.
Grab a Corona, squeeze a lime in it, and enjoy this weekend.